Friday, 8 June 2012

Making the most of things - Time

As you may have seen me whinge before, motherhood has drastically curtailed my crafting exploits.  There are opportunities for creativity though, I've just had to get a little flexible, and a lot patient...  Step one has been to rediscover cross stitching.  I've always taken kits on long journeys, as it's not too hard to do with all the car jiggling, takes up very little space, and doesn't need lots of setting up/packing away.  We don't do many long journeys at the moment, but we do take Molly to the woods every day for walkies, and that's almost 10 minutes each way.  Sometimes Bob really doesn't want to be in the car seat, so I have to sing Old Macdonald and play with rattles, but then again, sometimes he falls asleep on the way and I have to sit in the car park for a while, missing part of the walk.  Anyway, here's what I've managed to achieve by reclaiming almost a month's worth of previously wasted 10 minuteses.  They're from docrafts So&Sews card kits from a few years ago and they aren't *quite* finished - I didn't think it was wise to try to sew on the beads in the car :-)

When I do miss part of the walk because Bob is asleep, I could do something that isn't jiggly car friendly, so my next plan is to stick some decoupage, stamped images and my watercolour pencils in the car too.  This could also be the way I tackle one of my new year resolutions - learning to knit!


  1. Singing nursery rhymes in the car brings back happy memories, my eldest is 20 now, and she used to love the tape(as it was in those days) on repeat when we went to see her grandparents in Leicester. Loving the crossstitch.

  2. Your cross stitching is lovely. I know what you mean about how things are different when you become a mum. You will work round these things and find ways to keep crafting.

    Love and hugs

    Annie xxx


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